Integrated transport and energy baseline until 2030
During the 1990ies the transport policy focus laid on issues like facilitating intermodal transport, achieving modal-shift, implementing the Trans-European Transport Networks (TEN-T), introducing transport pricing and reducing environmental impacts of transport.
Shortly after the publication of the White Paper "European transport policy for 2010: time to decide", the 9-11 terrorist attacks in the United States and the sharp oil price jumps, brought further priority issues on the agenda of transport policy making:
- The security of energy supply;
- The transition from a purely fossil fuel based transport system to a transport system based on a diversity of fuels.
These newly emerging policy issues require a substantial extension of the available toolbox, which is used in Europe for transport policy assessment. In particular, this is necessary in order to capture the implications of alternative technologies and new energy carriers entering the transport markets iTREN-2030 is contributing to the extension of the European policy assessment toolbox into this direction and is fostering the analysis of policies and the exchange of stakeholders on transport and energy related scenarios and policies.